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The stal­warts of the oil in­dus­try met at the Mu­seum of Is­lamic Art Build­ing in Doha last month to cel­e­brate the works of peo­ple within the in­dus­try.

The Ab­dul­lah bin Ha­mad Al At­tiyah In­ter­na­tional En­ergy Awards, es­tab­lished last year to cel­e­brate the le­gacy of Qatar's for­mer Min­is­ter of En­ergy, hon­oured six in­di­vid­u­als in­clud­ing HE Dr Ibrahim Ibrahim, Eco­nomic Ad­vi­sor to HH the Emir of Qatar, for their life­time achievements in the ad­vance­ment of the global en­ergy in­dus­try. OPEC Sec­re­tary- Gen­eral, HE Ab­dalla S El Badri, gave a key­note speech and spoke thus of the Awards, “Al At­tiyah has played a prom­i­nent role in help­ing the Or­gan­i­sa­tion through some dif­fi­cult times. He has been able to use his charm and hu­mour to bring peo­ple to­gether. And he has been able to bro­ker so­lu­tions, when there has been dis­cord,” he said. “It is ap­pro­pri­ate then, that the Awards given tonight recog­nise the hard work of other peo­ple as­so­ci­ated with the in­dus­try.”

Speak­ing on the global en­ergy fu­ture, El Badri said that it is clear that world en­ergy de­mand is set to grow. In OPEC's 2013 World Oil Out­look, world en­ergy de­mand rises by 52% over the pe­riod be­tween 2010 and 2035.

“Re­new­ables, from wind, so­lar, small hy­dro and geo­ther­mal, are ex­pected to grow at over 7% per year, of­ten as a re­sult of govern­ment sup­port and in­cen­tives. They cer­tainly hold prom­ise, but glob­ally their share of the en­ergy mix will still be less than 3% by 2035, given their low ini­tial base,” he said.

Ac­cord­ing to El Badri, fos­sil fu­els will con­tinue to play the dom­i­nant role in meet­ing de­mand, al­though their over­all share will fall from 82% to 80%. Through­out most of this pe­riod, oil will re­main the en­ergy source with the largest share, al­though its over­all share de­clines from 33% to 27%. Coal's share re­mains rel­a­tively sta­ble at around 27%. The share of nat­u­ral gas, how­ever, is ex­pected to rise from 22% to 26%. The Al-At­tiyah En­ergy Awards, now in their sec­ond year and sup­ported by Qatar Shell as Gold Part­ner and Qatar Petroleum as Sil­ver Part­ner, were es­tab­lished to cel­e­brate the le­gacy of Qatar's for­mer Min­is­ter of En­ergy and recog­nise dis­tin­guished in­di­vid­u­als for their achievements over their full ca­reer cy­cle in the global en­ergy in­dus­try.

HE AB­DUL­LAH BIN HA­MAD AL AT­TIYAH with the 2014 win­ners.

NOBUO TANAKA is hon­oured for his role in fa­cil­i­tat­ing pro­ducer-con­sumer dia­logue

DR IBRAHIM IBRAHIM re­ceiv­ing the Life­time Achieve­ment Award for the Ad­vance­ment of the Qatar En­ergy In­dus­try

ANDY BROWN, Direc­tor of the Up­stream In­ter­na­tional busi­ness, Shell (ear­lier Qatar Shell MD) thanks HE Al At­tiyah for his con­tri­bu­tion to the in­dus­try

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